CLINTON — East Feliciana was celebrating homecoming Friday night, but visiting quarterback Mike Williams made Dunham feel right at home Friday night.
Williams passed for three touchdowns and ran for two as Dunham rolled over East Feliciana 34-0 in a District 6-2A clash.
“I have to give credit to our offensive line,” said Dunham coach Neil Weiner, whose team improved to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in district. “We knew they had some big defensive linemen, but they stepped it up and were strong. And our defense was awesome, and our kids made some outstanding defensive plays.”
Williams completed 7 of 11 passes for 98 yards and three TDs and rushed for 67 more on 18 carries and two TDs to pace Weiner’s squad. In addition, his defense collected four interceptions and recovered a fumble to shut down East Feliciana, which was playing without starting quarterback Kavon Moore and running back Chris Chaney, both out with injuries.
East Feliciana coach Cedric Anderson blamed too many penalties (15 for 120 yards) and too many turnovers (five) for his team’s performance.
“You can’t win by turning it over like that,” said Anderson, whose team slipped to 2-4 overall and 0-3 in district. “That many penalties gets you out of sync, but the rules seem to change from week to week. We’ve got to get better and have a short memory — win or lose — and move on to next week.”
Williams ran for a touchdown and passed for another to stake the visitors to a 14-0 halftime advantage. Williams scored on a 7-yard run to cap a nine-play 59-yard drive on Dunham’s second drive of the game. Sean Militello’s PAT put Dunham ahead 7-0 at the 5:25 mark in the first quarter.
After a mostly defensive battle for the rest of the half, Dunham took advantage of a short field to march 45 yards in 39 seconds in four plays. A 41-yard screen pass to Huey from Williams set up the scoring pass two plays later. Williams hit Abel Duhon in the corner of the end zone with two seconds remaining, and Militello’s point put the visitors ahead 14-0 at halftime.
Dunham added to its lead on its first two drives of the second half, effectively putting the game out of reach.
After Derek Stingley’s second interception of the game, Dunham only had to go 30 yards in three plays, with Williams flipping a short pass to Tony Huey, who scored from 14 yards. The PAT upped the score to 21-0. Dunham added another touchdown on its next series, with Williams scoring from 3 yards out to cap a four-play march. The PAT failed, but Dunham was in control 27-0.
Dunham completed the scoring on the first play of the fourth quarter when Williams hit Stingley on a 23-yard TD pass, and the PAT made it 34-0.
Next week, Dunham will host Friendship Capitol while East Feliciana travels to play at Christian Life.